Heather Kemesky’s best hair and beauty tricks

Meet the California girl whose freckled face, Joan of Arc-style hairdo and intriguing personality has fashion industry heavyweights waiting in line.
27 января 2017 г.

Heather Kemesky went from model to top model in 2015, when Louis Vuitton creative director Nicolas GhesquIère selected her to star in the brand’s Palm Springs cruise show, and subsequently in their spring/summer 2016 look book. At that point, it was high time she made her big industry debut – because she has been modelling since age 14.

After her first Louis Vuitton show (she’s done a whole bunch since) the California girl has relocated to New York where she’s starred in editorials for Vogue Paris, The New York Times and Numero, walked shows for Chanel, Marc Jacobs, and Lanvin – and fronted campaigns for Armani and Etro. On top of that she walked H&M’s Studio A/W 16 show in Paris and starred in the brand’s autumn fashion campaign alongside model icon Lauren Hutton and pop star Lion Babe.

Keep reading to find out all of Heather’s secrets. 

I’ve been making dream catchers. It's fun and gets your mind off of the hard things in life.
HEATHER KEMESKY

MY FAVOURITE PHOTOGRAPHER IS…
“Peter Lindbergh.”

IN MY CAREER, I AM MOST PROUD OF…
“I have to say Louis Vuitton and Ashley Brokaw for casting me for my very first show! It's really what made the platform for me getting into the industry. Also, I always wanted to walk a show because I'm not exactly the tallest girl.”

MY MOST MEMORABLE SHOOT/SHOW WAS…
“Walking for Chanel was very exciting for me. I always watched Chanel’s shows and thought that I wanted to do that. It was as glamorous as you would imagine and wearing those clothes felt like going back in time – because they’re timepieces. It's just such a classic timeless brand, so of course I'm so proud to have been a part of it. Also, it's the longest runway I have ever walked, I almost got tired at the end [laughs].”

THE SONG THAT ALWAYS GETS ME GOING AT A SHOOT IS… 
“AC/DC’s Thunderstruck!”

MY CREATIVE OUTLET IS…
“Learning how to play my guitar – which I need to spend more time doing. I like doodling stuff on paper, writing random thoughts down, and recently I’ve been making dream catchers. It's fun and gets your mind off of the hard things in life.”

MY MODEL ICON IS… 
“Linda Evangelista – I admire her for so many reasons. She always changes her hair, which I can relate to since I always get bored with mine and want to change it. Also, Milla Jovovich.”

MY BEAUTY SECRET IS…
“Not stressing. Also, getting some sunshine always helps!”

I KEEP IN SHAPE BY…
“Being outside, walking a lot and sometimes taking a class.” 

FOR A QUICK HAIR FIX, I…
“Spray rose water or saltwater spray in it.” 

MY DE-STRESS TRICK IS…
“To go to the ocean or some kind of element of water. Or just be in nature. That’s where you'll find me de-stressing.” 

Someone special told me I smell like home.
HEATHER KEMESKY

MY SECRET TALENT IS…
“Cooking is one of them. Secretly I'm a great chef and love food.”

I SMELL LIKE…
“Someone special told me I smell like home.”

MY FAVOURITE OFF DUTY LOOK IS…
“Jeans and a T-shirt, just comfy stuff… then again, that's usually what I wear when I’m dressed up as well.”

I AM OBSESSED WITH…
“Watching movies! And Halloween – it's my favourite time of year: pumpkins, autumn smells, creepy strange things and I love dressing up to be something I'm not.”

THE BEST BEAUTY TIP I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS…
“Don't pick your zits! I've made that mistake too many times [laughs]. We all have. Also, lots of water! And since I'm from California I know some good old sun always does some good.” 

MY FAVOURITE HOTEL IS…
“I'm not sure actually. I just like a comfy bed.” 

MY FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IS…
“It's not even a restaurant, it’s just a hole-in-the-wall taco shop. I’ve eaten the best fish tacos ever there. It’s by the beach close to my mum’s house and is called La Serena. Also, there is this other little hole-in-the-wall place called The Stand, which is near my mum’s house too. It's a vegan spot that's so so good! It's something I crave when I'm away from home. Those are always the first two place I go to when I get back.”

FOR BREAKFAST, I ALWAYS HAVE…
“I usually have a medium boiled egg, avocado and fruit!”

FOR A LONG FLIGHT, I ALWAYS PACK…
“Headphones, cosy socks, a tooth brush, face wash and a book!” 

WHEN I HAVE SOME FREE TIME...
“I like to watch movies, walk in the park, practice my guitar, or shop for silly things.”

THE BEST ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS… 
“My stepdad always told me that if you want it done right then do it yourself! My mum always said you should treat everyone with kindness because you never know what kind of day they had or what they are going through.”

MY FAVOURITE THING TO SHOP WHEN I AM AWAY IS…
“I collect Christmas ornaments, so I like shopping for those wherever I go.” 

BEING A MODEL, I’VE LEARNT… 
“That this industry isn't easy! People think it is.  It’s not all glamorous and wonderful, so much hard work from all ends gets put into making a shoot come to life or making a show happen!”

POST-MODELLING, I WOULD LIKE TO…
“Work with Tim Burton. It would be my dream come true.”

MY FAVOURITE TV SHOW IS… 
“Right now I’m addicted to Stranger Things and can't wait for the second season. I'm a fan of Winona Ryder and love seeing her back on the screen!”

RIGHT NOW, I AM READING… 
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” 

MY GOAL IN LIFE IS… 
“To do things that scare me and to always be willing to take huge risks. Shock people and inspire people and help animals.”

HEATHER KEMESKY

AGE: 26

LOCATION: New York

AGENCY: DNA

DISCOVERED: She started when she was 14 

INSTAGRAM: @heather_kemesky

TWITTER: @heatherkemesky

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